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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. I got a 2011 road glide ultra last October. Rode it home to Illinois from Florida. Can I upgrade the speakers without adding an amp and still expect an improvement.
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Hi. I got a 2011 road glide ultra last October. Rode it home to Illinois from Florida. Can I upgrade the speakers without adding an amp and still expect an improvement.


Yes but you will get more improvement with an amp as well. You can do speakers now and add an amp later if you wish.
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I've heard that you can do it without an amp ... But I've never seen it recommended..



I just put the Rockford Fosgate Prime Harley-Davidson® 140 Watt 2-Channel System (MSRP $299.99) in my 10 and like it. It'll never win a contest, but it sounds fine to me (I'm over 50 with shit hearing) at 80mph..



They also have a 4 speaker kit Prime Harley-Davidson® 160 Watt 4-Channel System (MSRP $399.99) that is quite economical (on eBay).


Both are simple to install Harley specific plug-in kits.

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I did that on my 2011 RGU. Added speakers and right away knew I should have installed an amp - which I did.

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On my 13RGU I just upgraded to 5he HD premium speakers and they worked great for me. Got rid of 80%ish of the distortion on the disfunctional stock speakers. Surprised me how bad the stock speakers were to begin with.

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